It may be 2023, but when it comes to textile design, it seems as though some brands are stuck in the past—and that’s a good thing in our book! Brooklinen, the bed and bath linens company, just unveiled a charming new collection that takes its cues from patterns that are centuries old.
The new launch includes two lines: Garden Patchwork and Sand Dollar, both of which feature hand-painted designs by Ruthie Osswald, a senior designer and product developer at Brooklinen. Osswald looked to 17th-century textile samplers when creating the new pieces, which include a sheet set, duvet cover, and pillowcases available in both percale and sateen. These were used to demonstrate needlework skills or to explore a new stitching pattern.
Osswald’s work for Brooklinen brings together a range of different sampler motifs and renders them in vibrant watercolor—a seamless blend that feels both antique and contemporary.
The color palette, too, was intentional: “I painted Garden Patchwork and Sand Dollar with spring-ready colors and designs,” she says. “[These] evoke joyful optimism and bring the outdoors into the home.” While Garden Patchwork pieces together different green, purple, and pink patterns into one bedding set, Sand Dollar opts for a more subdued and straightforward brown motif.
Naturally, all of the above is affordable first and foremost, with sheet sets starting at $149, duvet covers starting at $119, and pillowcases starting at $55. Keep in mind these new designs are limited, though, so snap them up while you can!
Associate Market Editor
Helena Madden is ELLE DECOR’s associate market editor, and covers all things product and trend, from flatware and furnishings to kitchen and bath. She previously worked as a staff writer at Robb Report, where she covered luxury news with a focus on interior design.